- In Australia you must be over 18 to get married, not related (in a way that makes it an invalid marriage), not already married to each other or someone else, and are totally consenting to the marriage.
- A Notice of Intended Marriage must be lodged with your Celebrant a minimum of one month prior to the date of your wedding. This is valid for eighteen months.
- You need two witnesses who are eighteen years of age or over to be present at the ceremony. They can be anyone. Randoms are fine!
- Documents required when lodging a Notice of Intended Marriage:
o Original Birth Certificate or Passport. Passports can be expired but not cancelled.
o Divorce or Death Certificate. If you are divorced or widowed you must provide proof of how your previous marriage ended.
NB: All documents in a foreign language must be translated into English by an approved translator.